Local Outreach

Sandwiches for Martha's Table

Once a month St. Dunstan's makes and delivers sandwiches to Martha's Table in Washington DC to be distributed to the hungry and homeless of our area. This usually takes place on the last Sunday of the month during our formation time. All are welcome to participate. 

Bethesda Help

This is Montgomery County’s food pantry for needy families. We collect food in baskets beneath the coat racks, on an ongoing basis. 

Meals on Wheels

Parishioners deliver meals to homebound people in our community one Friday per month.

Campus Ministry at American University

Parishioners share worship, meals, and discussions with A.U. students in the Anglican/Episcopal Student Fellowship on occasional Tuesday evenings.  

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Samaritan Ministry is a community partnership bringing together homeless people and others in need with support and volunteers from Episcopal and other churches. The agency's Next Step self-sufficiency approach allows participants to set life improvement goals for themselves and determine a series of manageable, specific tasks toward the fulfillment of those goals. Services such as housing and employment counseling, coaching, motivation and much more are offered.  St. Dunstan’s supports Samaritan’s work through volunteers, funding, and special projects. 

SOME – So Others Might Eat

Many parishioners make casseroles each month to help feed the homeless. They are then gathered and delivered to SOME, a haven for poor and unhoused people located in Washington, D.C.

Children and Youth participate in Outreach

Throughout the year children and youth participate in parish outreach ministries as well as engaging in service and giving to programs in which they can be directly connected.  These have included local programs for The Bishop Walker School, St. Philip’s CDC, and the National Center for Children and Families as well as supporting the work of our missionaries and our partner parish in Quito, Ecuador.

Youth participate in local outreach through two local programs called Street Church and the Welcome Table, both ministries of the Church of the Epiphany in DC and through a diocesan-wide youth service day in the metro area called Live Now, Serve Now.  Youth also have the opportunity to do short-term missions within the US and with our partners in Quito, Ecuador.

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